Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

compiled by Stefan Blaschke


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Alphabetical Index

+ Author Index

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Chronological Index

+ Ancient History

+ Medieval History

+ Modern History

Geographical Index

+ African History

+ American History

+ Asian History

+ European History

+ Oceanian History

Topical Index

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+ Types

+ Offenders

+ Victims

+ Society

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Start: Topical Index: Types: Rape:

Types: Rape:

[Info] Seretti, Marina. »Psyché alanguie: Promesses de ravissement et menaces de viol dans le sommeil à la Renaissance.« Verger No. 4 (2013).

[Site] E u r o p e a n   H i s t o r y

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[Info] Kümper, Hiram. »The injured body in context: Outlines for a legal history of rape in pre-modern Europe (c. 1250–1750) in cultural perspective.« New Perspectives on Gender and Legal History: European Traditions and the Challenge of Global History. Frankfurt/Main 2009.

[Site] Belgian History

Cases: Real Offenders: Mathieu Cricke; Real Victims: Maria van der Hoeven

[Info] Arnade, Peter J., et al. Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble: Pardon Letters in the Burgundian Low Countries. Ithaca 2015.

[Info] Bourguignon, Marie-Amélie, et al. »Religion, Guilt and Shame: When Sin becomes a Crime (15th-16th centuries).« Crime, Violence and the Modern State II. St Petersburg 2009.

[Info] Prevenier, Walter, et al. Onze gratie en genade: Misdaad en vergiffenis in de Bourgondische Nederlanden. Antwerpen 2015.

[Site] Dutch History

Cases: Fictional Offenders: Lanseloet; Fictional Victims: Sanderijn; Representations: Literary Texts: Lanseloet van Denemerken

[Site] English History

Representations: Literary Texts: The Isle of Ladies, Thomas Malory; Religious Texts: The Book of Margery Kempe

[Info] Edwards, Suzanne M. The Afterlives of Rape in Medieval English Literature. New York 2016.

[Info] Harris, Carissa. »800 years of rape culture.« Aeon (May 24, 2021).

[Info] Wingard, Timothy S. Representations of animality and sexuality in late medieval thought and culture. Ph.D. Thesis, University of York, 2020.

[Site] French History

Cases: Real Offenders: Jehan Feuchre; Real Victims: Denise Bonnot; Representations: Literary Texts: Christine de Pizan; Types: Child Sexual Abuse, Gang Rape

[Site] German History

Representations: Literary Texts: Kaspar von der Rhön

[Site] Italian History

[Site] Spanish History

[Info] Coolidge, Grace E. »Sex Work and the Noble Family: Illegitimacy in 15th- and 16th-Century Castile.« 66th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America. Philadelphia 2020.

[Info] García Gil, Elizabeth. »Delito contra la honestidad: El estupro en la documentación del tránsito del Medievo a la Modernidad. Algunos casos de estudio.« Cambio generacional y mujeres universitarias: Genealogías, conocimiento y compromiso feminista. Edited by Lorena C. Barco Cebrián et al. Madrid 2019: 191-210.